Scarlett is taking after her bug loving sister more and more each day. Her newest form of entertainment is to find bugs and carry them around until she looses them or accidently kills them. We have armies of rogue bugs living through out the house. She loves her bugs so much that she cant even put them down while she eats her peanut-butter and jelly sandwich. I made a rule that says - If your eating, your bugs have to be in a container.
You know how some parents use the TV as a babysitter? Recently I have been finding a few rolie polies from the compost and setting Scarlett up with some bugs and some toys. I can then get a pile of dishes cleaned. I swear I get about 5 minutes per bug and for all you mommies out there, you know how precious these 5 minutes of uninterrupted time is. I can do anything from dishes, computer work, to laundry.
I love bugs. Rolie polies are the best because they have a hard time getting away. Lady bugs are great too, but they fly away so fast. Baby spiders are one of her favorite, even though they keep making webs and diving out of her hands. Luckily our house is full of baby spiders, we are practically breeding them. (I am not the best housewife, buts thats for another blog) She loves stink bugs, but they are too fast for her. Snails are way to slimy and gross. She loves pincher bugs and so far has not got pinched. I am trying to keep her from bringing the bumble bees in the house even though she thinks they are sooo cute.
So, I recommended to all of your bug loving kids out there to find them some rolie polies, they are the best!